Ranchi/Jamshedpur: Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said that a state level programme on Parkash Utsav will be organized in Jamshedpur to mark the 350th anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh.
A large number of people including Sikh devotees from across the state are expected to participate in the programme. The state government will do every bit to make the programme a grand success, the CM said while addressing Gurudwara representatives at Project Building.
Das said that Gurdwara management committees should form state level committees and give their suggestions for the event. The date of Prakash Utsav will also be determined by the committee.
Underlining the contribution of Sikhs, the CM said that Guru Gobind Singh sacrificed his life at a very early stage. He was a great warrior, poet and a social reformer.
The CM mentioned that the biography of Guru Gobind Singh will be included in the curriculum of the state. A proposal will be tabled in the state Cabinet to rename Station Road, Ranchi, as Guru Govind Singh Road. Special trains will be run from Ranchi, Jamshedpur and Dhanbad to carry participants to Patna to attend the Prakash Utsav.
The Cabinet also gave its nod to a proposal to rename Punjabi Refugee Colony at Jamshedpur as Guru Gobind Singh Nagar.
Responding to questions regarding opening of medical and engineering colleges, the CM said that the government was thinking of providing land at subsidized rate for this purpose. Very soon, a minority commission will be constituted and people belonging to this community will be given appropriate place, he said.
The CM said that Guru Govind Singh gave the message of humanity to the world. The schools run by the minority institutions should impart skill as well since skills are required with degrees, he said.
Urban Development Minister C. P. Singh, Chief Secretary Raj Bala Verma, Addl. CS Amit Khare, Tourism Secretary Rahul Sharma, presidents and secretaries of Gurudwara committees from all over the state were present at the meeting.